Upcoming Events

Lookingglass Theatre’s Moby Dick and post-show REFLECT panel – August 27

Lookingglass Theatre’s Award Winning Moby Dick – Sunday, August 27, 2:00 p.m. followed by a REFLECT panel

Winner of four Jeff Awards, including Best Production, and fresh off a national tour, the critically-acclaimed Moby Dick returns to the Lookingglass stage in this harrowing and intoxicating exploration of revenge, obsession, and destiny.

Madness rages like the angry sea when man pits himself against leviathan in Herman Melville’s epic and poetic tale, furiously reimagined by director David Catlin.

Climb aboard the Pequod with Ishmael, Starbuck, and the intrepid crew on a voyage into the darkest reaches of the human psyche with an insatiably driven Captain Ahab at the helm in reckless pursuit of the legendary white whale.

Dr. Andrew McKenna, Raven Board Member and emeritus professor of French Language and Literature at Loyola University Chicago, will join the post-show REFLECT panel discussion of Mermaids, Myths, and Maritime Monsters examining what creatures lurked in the murky ocean depths, haunting the dreams and nightmares of unknowing sailors? His discussion partner will be Northwestern University‘s Tracy Davis.

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Lookingglass Theatre’s Hard Times and post-show panel discussion Hard Times for the Truth – October 22

Celebrate the Raven Foundation’s
10th Anniversary at
Hard Times
Lookingglass Theatre

Sunday, October 22
2:00 p.m. matinee and post show discussion
with play director and adapter Heidi Stillman
and Professor Andrew McKenna

The Raven Foundation celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Heidi Stillman, the first Raven Award Winner, as Lookingglass launches its 30th Season with the return of her award-winning, circus-infused Hard Times.

A Dickensian carnival of characters inhabits the streets of smoke-choked Coketown: grim Mr. Gradgrind’s school churns out joyless students; poor Stephen Blackpool toils in the nearby mines; and mill-owner Mr. Bounderby, full of bluster and bombast, presides over it all. Only when a traveling circus alights nearby, and young orphan Sissy Jupe enters their world, does a ray of hope shine through.

The discussion “Hard Times for the Truth” will follow the matinee performance with Heidi Stillman and Andrew McKenna.

Tickets will be available for purchase soon from the Lookingglass Theatre box office. Lookingglass Theatre is located at 821 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. Directions, parking and dining information are available.